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Shoot It Film Competition

The Shoot It Film Competition and Media Showcase is back for 2017! 'Shoot It' is a Ku-ring-gai High School film competition and media showcase encouraging students to tell us a story. Shoot It was first developed by Ku-ring-gai High School in 2004 where it ran until 2010. Shoot It returned in 2013 and 2014. 2017 marks the tenth year of the competition. To enter, students make a film in any style, up to 10 minutes in length, following the 2017 theme....SHINE. Students can interpret the theme metaphorically or literally. The competition is open... Read more

Dance Enrichment Day

Year 5 Enrichment Day - Dance

Dance Enrichment Day Form (pdf 303 KB)... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

Book Week Staff Costumes 2017

Book Week 2017

Ku-ring-gai High School Student Representative Council Presents: Book Week! Here are our staff dressed up in costume. Can you find Wally?... Read more

NS5 Careers Expo 2017

NS5 Careers Expo

For further information see the following PDF: NS5 Careers Expo 2017 Progr (pdf 544 KB)... Read more

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Edmodo

Here at Ku-ring-gai High School we have been using Edmodo since 2016. Edmodo is the world's largest K-12 learning social community where teachers, students and parents can connect safely and securely. Please click on the Edmodo logo to access Ku-ring-gai High School's online learning platform.... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

Word Flyers - Ku-ring-gai's online platform for literacy

Word flyers is an online platform which is dedicated to developing, improving and maintaining literacy standards in grammar, reading, comprehension, punctuation, vocabulary and writing. Ku-ring-gai High School has chosen this platform as a means of meeting the literacy needs of our students in years 7-10. Word flyers provides: Differentiated activities which allow students to work at their ability, with a review level designed to support students who are experiencing significant challenges in maintaining and improving. Students engage with... Read more

Premier's Reading Challenge 2017

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge or the PRC aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, read more and to read more widely. Students must read 20 books in a 6 month period from March to August in order to qualify for the certificate. An online Student Reading record is kept and validated by the school supervisor. Students who have been involved for a number of years can earn gold and platinum... Read more

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Turnitin Software

Type your heading here... use clear headings that mention the subject Type your paragraph here... Focus on one idea per paragraph and use an active voice e.g. The library is now open every lunchtime. Don't include every piece of information on the subject you are writing about - only use information that is central to the topic. On the Web, less is more. Ku-ring-gai High School and the Department of Education take academic honesty very seriously and Turnitin is one of the platforms that the school uses to help educate students about the... Read more

School Stream App

School Stream School App

School Stream School App School Stream mobile app delivers information in real time, directly to parents and students on their mobile devices. We are using this app to enhance our communication between parents, students and the school. It is extremely useful for alerts, upcoming excursion information and it is always being updated with current information. Please refer to the following PDFs for further information: School Stream Information School Stream Poster... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart. A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

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